Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Shri Devi (Buddhist Protector)

དཔལ་ལྡན་ལྷ་མོ། 吉祥天母(佛教护法)
(item no. 65793)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1900 - 1959
Lineages Gelug and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment, Black Background on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

Shri Devi, Dudmo Remati belonging to the larger class of enlightened protector deities known as Shri Devi, surrounded by protector deities of the the Sera Monastery of the Gelugpa Tradition.

At the top center is Amitayus, the buddha of long-life with an Indian mahasiddha and Tibetan teacher seated at the sides. On the viewers left is Lama Tsongkapa and Padmasambhava on the right. Descending on the left is Vajrakila, Shri Devi Dudsolma, Tshangpa, a red worldly protector riding a horse and blue Damchen Garwa Nagpo immediately to the side.

On the right side is Kurukulla, Lakshmi (Pal Lhamo), Dorje Yudonma and Dorje Shugden. At the bottom center is Chaturmukha Mahakala.

Jeff Watt 10-2007

Reverse of Painting
English Translation of Inscription: (See reverse of painting for inscription).

Special Features: (Cursive script (Umay), includes "Om Ah Hum" inscription)

Secondary Images
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Buddhist Protector: Shri Devi Main Page
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Painting Gallery 4
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Buddhist Deity: Dorje Shugden (Gelug, Minor Figure)